In The South

Anti-Hate Crime Vigil tonight at 7pm

Gary Hart October 17, 2015

The Brighton & Hove Anti-Hate Crime Vigil, organised by the Brighton & Hove Community Safety Forum will be held on Saturday October 17 2015 near the Old Steine fountain at 7pm sharp.

LGBT Safety Forum

♦ Live singing performance from Christoffer James Baker and Son Son

♦ Words for reflection will be delivered by Rev Michael Hydes 

♦ Refreshments provided by Lunch Positive

♦ A speaker from the Office of the Police Crime Commissioner will explain the new Hate Crime Reporting app – Self Evident

♦ Sussex Police LGBT Caseworkers Rory Smith will explain how to report Hate Crime directly to the police

♦ Volunteers from the Brighton and Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum will explain how to report Hate Crime directly to them through their anonymous 3rd party reporting service and 24/7 helpline 01273 855620.

The event is part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2015 – #HCAW15

The purpose of Hate Crime Awareness Week is to tackle Hate Crime issues by raising awareness of what Hate Crime is and how to respond to it, encourage reporting, and promote local support services and resources. Organisers want to encourage local authorities (Police, Council and others) to work in partnership with local groups and community organisations to host a series of Hate Crime Awareness events throughout the UK and abroad in the week leading up to the International Day of Hope and Remembrance for those affected by Hate Crime.

Hate Crime Awareness Week 2015 takes place from Saturday, October 10 – Saturday, October 17.

Vigils will be taking place simultaneously in cities all over the country to mark the three nail bomb attacks that took place in London in 1999 on April 17, 24 and 30.

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